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Updated: 1610 on Fri 18 Apr 2014
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Peak District: latest radar

Friday, 18 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0423 on Friday, 18 April 2014

Overview for Friday

After a chilly start, the day will be dry with long sunny spells and light winds at all levels.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Medium risk from strong sunlight due to long sunny spells.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



After a chilly start with a touch of grass frost, the day will be dry with long sunny spells and with winds becoming light at all levels. It will become cold again under clear skies on Friday night.


Good becoming very good or excellent.

Hill fog

Little or no hill fog expected.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 15 mph decreasing 5 to10 mph by evening


Valleys Plus 1 Celsius becoming plus 12 Celsius
600 m Plus 1 Celsius becoming plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level Locally near the lowest levels early in the day, otherwise above the hill tops.



Starting dry with clear spells and a local frost. Becoming cloudier from the east during the day but staying dry.


Locally moderate in mist in the east at first, otherwise good.

Hill fog

Occasional patches broken around 400 metres in the east at first.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 15 mph becoming easterly 25 mph.


Valleys Zero Celsius becoming plus 13 Celsius.
600 m Plus 1 Celsius becoming plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level In the valleys early in the day, otherwise above the summits.



Cloudy with rain spreading from the east, and with east to northeasterly winds becoming strong to gale force over the hills. Hill fog developing later. Feeling much colder than of late.


Cloudy and cool with further rain at times and periods of hill fog. Strong east to southeasterly winds over the hills.


Staying mostly cloudy with further rain or showers. East to southeasterly winds moderating a little.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Friday, 18 April 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.2 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.2 mm
  • Last 72 hours 0.2 mm

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